- It is usually associated with a high level of physical activity, especially in sports involving running and jumping
- Pain below the knee that is aggravated by exercise
- Sweling and bony prominence below the knee
The diagnosis of Osgood-Schlatter is made by a health professional and x-rays are usually not required.
- Osgood-Schlatter is a self limiting condition that settles
- While there is no evidence that rest accelerates the healing process, a reduction in activity will reduce pain
- There is no need to rest completely. Pain should be the main guide as to the limitation of activity
- Symptomatic management includes applying ice to the area